- Associated Press - Saturday, October 4, 2014

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - The writer who brought Frankenstein to literary life is featured in a new exhibit on the contributions women have made in the science fiction and horror genre.

The exhibit opens Saturday afternoon at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, in the Finger Lakes region.

Titled “It’s Alive! It’s ALIVE!”, the exhibit features such writers as Mary Shelley, who was 19 in 1816 when she wrote “Frankenstein” as the result of a dare to come up with something scarier than contemporary Gothic horror.

Women’s influence on science fiction and horror novels is examined up to the popular “Hunger Games” books.

Ethan Lewis, a graduate student at Syracuse University, will be giving tours of the exhibit while portraying Dr. Frankenstein on Fridays and Saturdays through October.

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